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There Is Sound In Space, Thanks To Gravitational Waves
"Technically a vacuum space nonetheless contains energetic charged particles, which are continually tossed to and fro by the motion of plasma waves, and like a roaring ocean surf, these plasma waves create a musical chorus author one. As the spacecraft encounters one of these waves sensors can be used to record the changes in the frequency of the electric and magnetic fields, scientists then shift the frequencies to the audible range, and we can actually listen to the eerie sounds of space out beyond the plasma sphere where plasma is relatively warm, waves create chirps like a flock of noisy birds. Other waves travelling closer to earth where the plasma is much, colder may sound more like radio static the energetic. NHS literally whistle while they work by listening to these sounds, scientists can determine how these waves and particles interact and learn how to protect our satellites and telecommunications in space
Rare case of brain-destroying amoeba confirmed in Florida
"It's rare and deadly Florida's health departments confirming a case now of Naegleria foll ary. It's caused by a microscopic single celled amoeba that can infect and destroy the brain. Usually fatal. This case was found at Hillsborough County is one of only such 37 cases in the state since 1962. Throughout the U. S have been only 143 known cases. The Florida Health Department says only four of the people that have contracted this disease at this point Have survived.
NASA's Juno Spacecraft At Jupiter Reveals New Info, Rocket Lab declares Electron launch failure
"Nastase Juno spacecraft is heading for its twenty eighth close encounter with the planet Jupiter later this month. As NPR's Joe PALCA reports, the probe continues to explore new feature is on the giant Gas Planet Juno arrived at Jupiter four years ago, it went into an elongated orbit, plunging fairly close to the planet's cloud tops for a few hours before swinging far out into space for weeks. Keeping the close encounters short is essential because of the harsh radiation environment close to the planet. Recently has been exploring an enormous storm that just appeared on Jupiter. An amateur astronomer here on earth was the first to spot the storm. The probe has also been making in-depth studies of the famous red spot, and even bigger storm Juneau's main mission is to map Jupiter's gravity field something that will take another year to complete Joe Palca and news. The private satellite launch firm rocket lab is trying to figure out what went wrong with the mission. Yesterday it's rocket successfully lifted off from New Zealand but was unable to reach orbit and lost its payload of seven small satellites rocket had planned to make monthly launches for the rest of the year, and into two thousand, twenty one
Coronavirus in Houston: Mayor says main problem is staffing in hospitals
"Its biggest daily increase in the number of confirmed coronavirus cases. Texas officials continue to monitor their plan of action. Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner spoke to CBS's face the Nation. The major problem is staffing. We can always provide additional Bette, but we need the people, the nurses and everybody else the medical professionals to staff those best. That's the critical point right now. CBS News Medical contributor Dr David Vegas. What it worries me think significantly is that there are many parts of the country that don't have access. I seeyou bed's large cities can figure out ways to increase their volume. Many smaller cities cannot
More than 47,000 coronavirus cases recorded in Miami-Dade County
"Has has to to pass pass 200,000 200,000 Corona Corona virus virus cases, cases, The The percentage percentage of of test test coming coming back back positive positive has has reached reached 15%. 15%. Miami Dade County has more than 47,000 cases by itself. Miami Mayor Francis Juarez says the case numbers now grow exponentially almost immediately. We got Ahead of the curve, and we're seeing a declining slope of 14 cases. Just before this weekend. The inclined slope was 91 new cases per day, so it's almost three times greater slope. Then it wass prior to stay at home were so you know, it's it's extremely worrisome Sora spoke to ABC is this week He says he's issued a mandatory mask or increased penalties on businesses that violate reopening rules and closed beaches over the July 4th holiday weekend.
WHO official says universal vaccine is the 'holy grail of our long-term hopes'
"For a vaccine to Battle Cove in 19 the World Health Organization's Dr Mike Ryan says the every elusive universal vaccine is quote the holy Grail of our long term hopes and quote We've spent many decades thinking and hoping for a universal vaccine against influenza, and that has not been achieved. The flu vaccine is not the same every year because the flu virus ah Rhinovirus changes to find a universal vaccine. Scientists need to find the consistent sequences. Proteins common in all viruses find enough of them to develop a vaccine to target those in an effort toward universal protection. If a vaccine for Corona virus could be developed, and we expect it will maybe common elements between it and a rhinovirus can be found that could lead to a universal vaccine. I'm
Coronavirus cases continue to spike nationwide amid Fourth of July weekend
"States is dipped under 50,000 new grown a virus cases for the first time in four days that, according to a tally by Johns Hopkins University. Still, experts for your celebrations for the Fourth of July Independence Day weekend will act like rocket fuel the nation's surging outbreak. Johns Hopkins counted 45,300 new Corona virus infections in the U. S on Saturday after three days, which the daily count reaches high is 54,500 cases. A lower figure on Saturday does not necessarily mean the situation of the U. S. Is improving as it could be due to reduce reporting on a national holiday. The U. S has the most infections and virus load of deaths in the world. Week
Two Chicago White Sox players test positive for coronavirus
"Are are still still trying trying to to adapt adapt to to the the new new now now because because you you know know me, me, you you know, know, joking joking around around a a lot lot now. now. We We need need to to keep keep our our distance. Ah, too many rules, but we need to get used to it into this pandemic. A slow down a little bit, but is very hard. If he needs any encouragement he got some today as two White Sox players have now tested positive for covert 19. We do not know which two They have asked for privacy, so the team is not saying the players are in isolation, apparently not showing any symptoms. And for the record, the media won't necessarily be able to figure out who it is either by observing workouts because there are two workout sessions, and the media generally only gets to see one and those two
Michigan reports largest single-day COVID-19 case count since May
"Marks four months of the first cases of the Corona virus were reported here in Michigan. The number of cases continues to grow, but so does the number of people who have recovered. Currently, there are about 6700 active cases of the Corona virus in the states. There were 398 new confirmed cases reported yesterday with three more deaths. The number of confirmed cases of the virus is nearing 66,000 while the deaths are nearing 6000. This is Michigan Medical executive, Dr Jonah held June. Everyone, including young people need to understand that they are not immune to this disease. Not only can they spread it to others who are older. May have underlying medical conditions or likely to get very ill from the disease. But young people themselves can still get very sick from covert 19 and they can even die from Kobe 19. The State Health Department reported yesterday that nearly 53,000 residents have recovered. We have
N.Y. Officials Halt Indoor Dining, Alarmed by Virus Rise
"Cuomo announced yesterday there were 726 new cases of covert 19 on Friday, representing a positive rate of 1.16%. That is actually an improvement from the previous day. Meanwhile, indoor dining with restrictions in New York City restaurants was set to begin tomorrow. But Cuomo has ordered that delayed in light of dozens of states, which we're seeing a spike in the virus after reopening. New
Daily reported coronavirus infections in the U.S. top 50,000 for the first time
"At 10 20 the United States dipped under 50,000 new daily infections for the first time in four days on the Corona virus, according to a tally. Johns Hopkins University, Michigan reporting 398 of those cases, But experts fear the celebrations for the July 4th weekend will take off. With the surging Corona virus outbreak
Donald Trump Jr.'s girlfriend tests positive for coronavirus
"Is the number of Corona virus cases continues to climb. More big names continued to test positive, including seven time NASCAR champion Jimmie Johnson. He won't race this weekend and Kimberly Guilfoyle she's the girlfriend of Donald Trump Jr Both were in South Dakota, but not in contact. Back with the president. Trump campaign groups as the president's eldest son tested negative but will self isolate
W.H.O halts trial of HIV drugs from COVID-19 treatment
"In place. The World Health Organization said it was discontinuing gets Cove in 19 trials of two drugs after they failed to reduce deaths. Correspondent carry Shoemaker reports. The drugs are hydroxy Chlorate, Quinn and an HIV drug combination. The U. N agency says its decision to stop the trial of hydroxy chloral Quinn, along with the HIV drug doesn't affect other studies. It's working on 18 Experimental Cove in 19 vaccines are being tested and nearly 150 treatments are under
2 more death row inmates at San Quentin die from coronavirus complications
"There've been two more deaths on San Quentin's death row from Kobe, 19 and as K CBS's Megan Goldsby reports, the growing outbreak at the prison does increase the risk to residents Submarine. That's because, says Dr Peter Chin Hong infectious disease specialist at UCSF, First of all, a lot of people in community work in the prison system. Guards, concessions things people, administrators. And they go back and forth between the community and the prison system. The second issue is, of course, the person doesn't have a nice view. The prison doesn't have an acute hospital, which means patients are being treated at hospitals in Marin, although, says Marin Assembly member Mark Levin. Oh, yes has been working on partnerships with 14 hospitals. All the way up to Folsom to make sure that prisoners who need hospitalization won't all fall just to Marin or Bay Area Hospital. He calls the situation at San Quentin, where 40% of the inmates are now infected, a tragedy that will likely get worse. We're at nearly 1400 prisoners, now 120 staff I'll probably end up getting to 2000 prisoners with covert 19 and about 200 prisoners that will require some level of hospitalization or I see you so We will probably also see increases immortality with the prisoners living says they now have a unified incident command with the Office of Emergency Services to handle management of the outbreak a little late, Making gold to be
Dog in Georgia tests positive for virus that causes COVID-19
"And Georgia has been put down after testing positive for the virus. The animal believed to be the second canine case of covert 19 in the U. S. The dog was tested after developing a type of neurological illness. The fact that a dog can be positive Just means that he was around the virus. A dog of our virus could be licking of droplets from, you know somebody that caused the holes that had the disease Doctor John how is president of the American Veterinary Medical Association? He says there's no evidence that animals are transmitting the disease to people.
Singapore GE2020: Global concerns, national elections
"One of the things we're gonna be covering is the Singapore elections coming up July 10th and for a closer look at what's happening and why it's so important. For that we go to Bloomberg. Daybreak Asia host Brian Curtis in Hong Kong and his colleague Doug Prisoner. Thank you. Now, one of the exciting possibilities for the pole is no more. The estranged brother of Singapore's prime minister will not stand. Lisa and Young said he decided to step aside because quote Singapore. It does not need another league. Well, that said Brian Singapore will surely get another early Prime Minister Lee Shin loans People's Action Party has won every election since independence back in 1965 and that is not likely to change this year. It's going to be very interesting and one point Whether or not these results will reflect the P a piece handling of the covert 19 crisis to get some insight. Brian and I asked Bloomberg's the bureau chief in Singapore, Joyce Co. To join us. Thanks so much for being with us, Joyce. I guess. Let's pick up on that issue of the fact that there is unlikely to be any surprise outcome in the election. But the question is whether or not this is going to reflect in anyway. Voter sentiment on the prime minister's Handling of the crisis. What do you think? Hi. Hi, guys. Yeah, that's right. Reading something awful way election has kicked off into losing so long has Put the nation that this will be election like no other And that's because this is happening in the midst of the pandemic, and he's asked for the elections to be be called because he wants a fresh slate. He thinks that things have stabilized and it's a good time, too. To get to hold this post to get a good men date for the ruling party we've seen over the last few months and sing upon the government has really tried to get control of the crisis. I's been interesting journey is a lot of ups and downs to sing off over here. So we set it up. Well, we We held out the model of how to contain the virus, but against like many other countries who cut also by how contagious and asymptomatic the virus who are still Somewhere in April with various cases such in a foreign worker Dhamma trees with a lot of these farm workers stay and live in close quarters, and that has actually pushed the surgeon does that. Our workers has actually pushed all virus told the various cases in Singapore to more than 40,000 which is one of the highest in Asia, the government has said. Repeatedly that, um the cases have been so high because they're doing a lot of testing, and a lot of these people have been asymptomatic. If you look at the total cases, actually. About 0.5% of the people actually in hospitals, and we have one of the lowest fatality rate in the world. I think a lot of people really admire Singapore. It's it's AH, It's a place where Have a first rate health care system. It's one of the richest countries in the world, great schools and all that. And a pretty good social safety. That too, so other than the handling of the Corona virus outbreak. What are some of the key issues that really move the populace? I think the main thing for a lot of people would be the economic fallout and how the government would be dealing of it. We've heard a lot of about this being said during the during the run up to the election. Something about facing a contraction of as much as 7% this year, and this would be the list contractions since our independence in 1965. So it's AH It's a big blow to the economy for people for us, so I used to be a success and be thankful girl continuously every year. It is a quite scary dudes that the economy would be contracting so much. If the government off their shows have won that more businesses local Glenda that unemployment rate in Singapore could could hit a record this year. So the grim picture actually off the economics in Singapore, some of the economic analysis that has been done surrounding the economic fall out of the crisis. Comes away with a conclusion that is essentially created a greater wealth gap. And I'm wondering how that's playing out in Singapore. I was reading that over 80% of the population live. In public housing, and I'm wondering about how this may may figure into this election. Well, we've had for stimulus budget in about 100 days in Singapore this year and the Singapore Sending about Singapore dollars 100 billion almost 100 million to to try to prop up the economy and still for a lot of people who find themselves other jobs or businesses who are ah Facing lots of troubles. We're seeing the government giving up the direct cash handouts, which is pretty rare onto people. So blessing apartments like me. We get $600 count. India had 303 $100.
720 Nurses Strike At AMITA St. Joe's Hospital In Joliet, Near Chicago
"Than than 700 700 nurses at Amita ST Joseph Medical Center in Joliet on strike As of this morning, nurses say Koven, 19 is the reason why they deserve a pay rise. But the hospital's also citing the pandemic, saying it has had a severe impact on its finances. 700 nurses here at Amita help ST Joseph Hospital are on strike union, which is the Illinois nurses. Association found an attention strike notice last week union has been negotiating with hospital wraps since February. Besides pay nurses also demand minimum staffing levels. Nurses have been working without a contract since May night in Joliet, Judy Wank W G. M NEWS Chicago
Florida leads nation in average number of daily new coronavirus cases
"Is holding onto an unfortunate ranking with nine thousand, four, hundred eighty eight new corona virus cases reported just today. Florida leads the nation outpacing California and Texas and having the most cases reported in a single day CNN's Randi Randy in Palm Beach. County Florida for us. Randi health officials are really putting the pressure on younger people to help slow the spread. Absolutely Jake. We're seeing now about one hundred sixty nine thousand cases statewide more than thirty six hundred deaths, and it's younger people who seem to be getting the most sick right now. The Median Age, the state of Florida for those testing positive is thirty seven years old. It used to be over sixty five and twenty five to thirty four year olds jake makeup, twenty percent of the state's entire number of cases, so it's definitely hitting the younger people. The latest numbers show that seven thousand miners in the state of Florida have been infected with Covid, and also the governor of course is not now closing the stay. There's no statewide. Statewide mandate to close it or to roll back any of the openings. He certainly leaving the beaches opens leading up to the counties. If you look over my shoulder this beach here in Palm Beach, county would normally on the holiday weekend be jam packed. certainly not going to be because it's closed as well as the beaches in Miami Dade, and also in broward, but some beaches. Jake are going to be left open Volusia County. They're gonNA monitor crowds with drones and Jacksonville beach is going to be left open because the mayor there says that it was the bars, not the beaches that caused the spike in
Why Did the T. Rex Have Such Tiny Arms?
"With a name that literally means tyrant Lizard King You'd assume that tyrannosaurus rex would get a bit more respect, but the giant predators disproportionately small arms have been the subject of ridicule for decades there are also a scientific puzzle more than one hundred years after discovery of this species, experts still don't know why huge animal one that could reach lengths of forty feet, or twelve meters, or more had four limbs. That were much longer. Longer than an adult humans, if the arms were limp muscle free pegues, it'd be easy to assume that they serve no purpose. However, the evidence hints at a more complicated story, a few studies have argued that judge by the muscle scars left behind on T. rex limb bones, a full grown dinosaur could curl more than two hundred and twenty pounds or one hundred kilograms with each one of their biceps then again. This isn't as impressive as it sounds. Thomas R Holtz of vertebrate paleontologist at the University of Maryland tells us that some people like to overrate Tirana sources upper body strength that figure from before only translates to about one point. Two five percent of the dinosaurs total body weight, which may have been in the ballpark of around eight tons or eight thousand kilograms. Holt says that's like a two hundred pound or ninety kilogram man proud. Proud of the ability to curl two point, five pounds or one kilogram on these grounds, a few experts have concluded that tyrannosaurus arms were either functionless or seldom used, but not all paleontologists by this idea for his money. Kenneth Carpenter of UTAH. State University thinks the little limbs made great hunting tools in two thousand, eight, he and fellow paleontologist Christine. Lipkin impaired the five to source rex wishbones. For years that were known to science at the time shaped like a giant boomerang. Sits between the shoulder blades, three of the five wishbones that carpenter and Lipkin studied show, telltale signs of injury, among these were stress fractures, which must have re healed in life. So, what does this mean well? According to carpenter? The fore limbs were subjected to a great deal of repetitive stress, which was not uniform or steady, instead there were moments of extraordinarily great force applied to the arms. The likely explanation is that t rex used its fore limbs to grab hold of large struggling prey, a plus sized thrashing victim could easily fracture the carnivores, wishbone, or at least tear a few arm. Arm Muscles loose other ideas about the purpose of T.. REX arms have nothing to do with subduing victims. One School of thought involves naptime perhaps after a good night's sleep. Taran disorders use those arms to push itself up off the ground, or maybe they had a sexier function. Henry Fairfield Osborn the paleontologist who named the species back in nineteen o five believed that males used their four limbs to grab hold of their mates as Holtz and others have admitted. There simply isn't enough evidence at this time to conclusively refute or verify any of these notions, such is often the nature of paleontology.
New York Yankees, Mets Return To The Ballpark As 2020 MLB Season Preparation Begins
"And despite hand Stander Tizer in the outfield and zoom meetings before practice, you met manager Louis Ross felt everything was pretty smooth. Wants me in the field. It was almost like can I mean we're out there? We're maintaining our distance is on. But you know once when they started when, during ball around and BP that we saw there She's excited to see the ball coming up, you know, felt a very normal you off for the Yankees players back on the field. It leads to the first question about players help. Of course, First up is Aaron Judge. This was Aaron Boone with Joe in heaven Right here on the fan. The rest was critical to Faras, allowing that that bone to heal and, um so I would say for him, it's been a really productive couple of months of of getting to the point now where he's really ready to ramp it up, while the total test for covert 19 and baseball was 3185 people There were 38 positive test. 31 of those players, seven were staff members knew on that surprise. Major League Baseball officially canceled this year's All Star game was scheduled for Dodger Stadium will host the event 2022. NBA PACERS. Victor
Hawaii Is Finally Making It Easier for Tourists to Visit
"Hawaii has ruled that the state's mandatory travel quarantine may stand Hawaii public radio's Ryan. Finnerty reports from Honolulu Governor David. Ige a first issued the emergency order in March, requiring visitors and returning residents to quarantine for fourteen days upon arrival in Hawaii California couple who own a condo on Maui sued the governor, alleging the quarantine order impeded their constitutional right to free travel late Thursday night. A federal judge in Honolulu denied their request for injunctive. injunctive relief declaring the travel restrictions to be reasonable in the face of global pandemic, and in the best interest of the General Public Hawaii's attorney. General has long argued the quarantine order is legal, because it applies to all travellers beginning August. First travelers arriving in Hawaii will be exempt from the quarantine if they take a covid nineteen test before leaving home and are negative for the virus
How The Coronavirus Pandemic Changed The Way We Shop
"Is changing the way a lot of us buy groceries. It's affecting grocery prices, too, and, in some cases what foods are available at the grocery store Almost Connie Thompson reports on new options to buy local before the Corona virus pandemic. Michael Parker, it's 42 acre pit farm in Western New York, catered mostly the restaurant. But when the restaurant started to close, Michael had to pivot he decided to sell directly to consumers from his farm. Everything just flew right out the window in a period of two hours. People are home. They're not expending as much of their regular food budget, so they're looking for higher quality ingredients. It's a trend Michael and other farmers hope continues even After we returned to our portico bit shopping habits. If you're interested in buying and eating more local foods, consumer reports offers these suggestions. First, check out local farmers markets that food is harvested locally, and it does not travel from across the country to a grocery store where you might buy it. So you're gonna be getting fresh, nutritious food. Much of what you find. The farmers market is also grown with fewer pesticides or is certified organic. The USDA finds that local certified organic products at farmers markets are often competitively priced. Compared to retail stores. You can also purchase a share in a farm programs say is a community supported agriculture. You pay a little farmer up front and then in return, you usually get a box every week that consists of what has been harvested locally. So you end up getting really great variety of food that you might not just on your own. Another option is to buy Directly from the farm. Michael Park. Odd is part of a Facebook group that connects customers to local farms. It's just over a month now. And there's 7500 members into trend that many hope will lead to a small farm renaissance that better connects people with their food.
Germany's Reopening Offers Hope for a Semblance of Normal
"Won all kind of plaudits for how they handled the pandemic. How is the reopening is going out smoothly. Yeah, it's not going too badly. You know, when Germany opened up more than a month ago, there were a lot of skeptics predicting second wave. That would spread through the country on that was supposed to happen by now. But so far that has not happened on a mass scale, though there have been small pockets of outbreaks that authorities have sort of managed to quell, But the summer vacation season has just started here, so we'll see what happens when more people are on the move, and we've caught you on a road trip are Germans planning? Much of the same are more Germans planning to stay home this year? Then they might have in years past. Well, yeah, This is typically the start of the annual tourism season in much of Europe and Germans typically head to the beaches of Spain, Greece, Italy and some to the United States. Obviously, the U. S is out of the question now, but Some German tourists are venturing back to these spots because they're open to anyone inside the you and more than a dozen other countries deemed safe by the year. But for the most part, Germans are sticking to their own country hotels and Airbnb is along Germany's Baltic coast are booked up as our getaways here in Bavaria. And other popular destinations. Germans air using this opportunity to sort of explore their own country in neighboring countries, But most are not going to far afield.
Avoid using hand sanitizer before handling Fourth of July fireworks, officials warn
"Make sure you wash your hands with soap and water, not hand sanitizer if you're going to be grilling Or getting close to a fire. There are concerns that the hand sanitizer hand sanitizers can be highly flammable, given their high alcohol content. Fire officials tell connects, although there have been no reports of Californians getting hurt yet it's always important to use common sense in Riverside County Fire Department Robert Rosine Obviously you want even alcohol based products away from heat forces. Fire department in the city of Greensboro, North Carolina, released a P ECE urging people not to use hand sanitizers around fires like grills or fireworks. They used a video experiment to warn people by burning a nickel sized amount of generic can sanitizer gel on aluminum
Union tells actors not to work on pandemic film 'Songbird'
"The actors union issues. They do not work order on one of the first films in production after the Corona virus closures, the Screen Actors Guild American Federation of Television and Radio actors or telling members not to work on the pandemic thriller Songbird, saying filmmakers have not been transparent about safety protocols and not sign the proper agreements with the union actors had reportedly been rehearsing remotely for the film, which is being produced by Michael Bay, directed by Adam Mason and starring Demi Moore. The filmmakers did not immediately respond to requests for me.